The firm hopes to take first ever tourists to space later this year. Onboard cameras were able to capture its rocket-powered engine, the first time it has been used
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Friday 24 September 2010
Outlook Go Willie, go. The Iberia merger may finally be cleared for take-off, the pension scheme hurdle having been officially overcome yesterday, but British Airways boss Willie Walsh will be acutely aware of the turbulence he faces turning the fortunes of his business around. This, after all, is an airline that lost more money in the first quarter of this year than in the same period of 2009.
Saturday 18 September 2010
Wednesday 15 September 2010
The closely watched Jobseeker's Allowance claimant count rose by an unexpected 2,300 last month to 1.47 million, marking the first increase since January, official figures today revealed.
Thursday 09 September 2010
The threat of strikes by Virgin Atlantic pilots has been averted after a dispute over days off was resolved.
Friday 27 August 2010
Virgin Atlantic is adding flights to the Caribbean from next year in a further sign of airlines' confidence of a recovery in the recession-hit industry.
Friday 30 July 2010
Sir Richard Branson's airline Virgin Atlantic announced today that it made a big operating loss last year but that revenues and passenger numbers rose in the first part of this year.
Monday 26 July 2010
Government officials will face questions today from a House of Lords committee over Whitehall's handling of the ash cloud crisis which devastated air services.
Saturday 24 July 2010
Every week we invite competing companies to provide their best deal for a specific holiday – and today we're running a travel challenge special edition. We've asked seven holiday companies to give us their top three late-availability family summer holidays for travel between now and the start of September.
Saturday 17 July 2010
A company working to send tourists on suborbital flights says it has tested its spacecraft with a crew for the first time.
Wednesday 14 July 2010
A merger between British Airways and Spain's Iberia national carrier was approved by the European Commission today.
Saturday 10 July 2010
Q. I took out private car insurance with Sureterm Direct in April for a car that we had looked at on the internet, arranging insurance to drive it home. When we went to collect the vehicle it was not as described, so we declined to buy it. Sureterm had also arranged finance with Close Premium Finance. We cancelled the insurance and purchased another vehicle two weeks later. Sureterm again arranged the insurance and advised that a new direct debit would be arranged. Close Premium Finance attempted to apply the direct debit on 16 May, but the direct debit had been cancelled along with the insurance – we presume by the broker, as we had not done this. I received a letter from Close on 19 May, stating that no payment had been received. It said that unless a payment was made by 3 June it would take further action.
Monday 28 June 2010
With the score standing at one million disrupted journeys, £150m in direct losses and untold reputational damage, the British Airways cabin-crew dispute may finally be moving towards a messy conclusion.
Wednesday 23 June 2010
Will they stay or will they go? The England team will undoubtedly be hoping to extend their sojourn in South Africa today. Granted, their motive will be to secure a place in the next round, rather than to enjoy a prolonged holiday - as Capello has been at pains to tell us. Nevertheless, if the England team does progress, our footballers will be getting the chance to see more of the nation’s alluring provinces, from Cape Town to Johannesburg via Port Elizabeth and Bloemfontein.You don't need a sporting motive to want to spend more time away from home, however.
Friday 21 May 2010
The Royal Courts of Justice have much in common with Terminal Five at Heathrow: besides soaring cathedral-like lines, they are both places that people pass through in hope or despair. These days, you are also likely to bump into a lot of British Airways managers and cabin crew at either venue.
Tuesday 11 May 2010
Virgin Atlantic denied withholding evidence from a price-fixing trial of airline executives, which collapsed yesterday amid bitter recriminations.
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